Parent Involvement

Dec
10
2013

What you need to know about teen drinking and driving

By DriveitHOME

Every year, drivers who have been drinking alcohol are in about one-third of all of our country’s deadly car crashes.

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Nov
5
2013

Forget the speed limit. Consider the conditions.

By DriveitHOME

Sometimes teens drive recklessly over the speed limit. Some do it for kicks – clearly an invitation for disaster.

But sometimes teens drive too fast even when they are driving slower than the speed limit. It’s not always about the speed limit. Driving at a safe speed also is about the conditions. Because they are inexperienced, teen drivers often do not understand this.

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Oct
31
2013

Guest post: Two mothers’ dilemmas with safe teen driving

By DriveitHOME

Since I started blogging about safe teen driving four years ago, I have gotten calls on occasion from parents, asking for advice about how to handle their teen drivers. Most recently, I received two calls from mothers who were calling out of fear and panic. Below, as excellent illustrations of the dilemmas of parents, I have recounted their pleas and my responses:                                                                          

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Oct
29
2013

Practice – 50 hours of it – makes (near) perfect

By DriveitHOME

Our teens think they know everything about driving as soon as they get their licenses. But all it takes is one ride with them to realize teens are not prepared to handle certain driving situations.

The safest way for teens to gain experience is for you – their parents – to ride with them frequently to make sure teens are doing things correctly. Think about it this way: if you don’t spend at least 50 hours driving with your teen, your teen probably is not a safe driver.

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Oct
24
2013

Laws are not enough

By DriveitHOME

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, we’re breaking down the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving.

8. Most states’ teen driving laws and restrictions do not adequately protect teen drivers from the most serious crash risks

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Oct
22
2013

Inexperience is your teen driver’s worst enemy

By DriveitHOME

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, we’re breaking down the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving. Read the first three facts here.

4. Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced – not because they necessarily take more risks

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Oct
21
2013

The most dangerous time of your teen driver’s life

By DriveitHOME

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, we’re breaking down the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving.

1. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.

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Oct
17
2013

Top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving

By DriveitHOME

During National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 20-26), traffic safety advocates across the country will work to raise awareness about why teen drivers crash and how to prevent these crashes.

To help parents understand the scope of the problem, the National Safety Council compiled a list of the top 10 things most parents don’t know about teen driving:

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Oct
16
2013

How will you observe National Teen Driver Safety Week?

By DriveitHOME

Oct. 20-26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week – the perfect time for parents and teens to have meaningful discussions about safe driving and learn how to stay safe on our roads.

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Oct
11
2013

Observe National Teen Driver Safety Week

By DriveitHOME

Sadly, many parents believe homicide, suicide and disease are bigger threats to their teens’ safety than the vehicles sitting in the driveway. But nothing kills more teens in the U.S. than car crashes. NSC, along with several other traffic safety organizations, is observing National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct.

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